Though there are too many masterpieces to highlight here, few visitors will be able to resist the allure of the Mona Lisa, if only to see what the fuss is all about. If you're planning on making a short visit, you might consider confining yourself to this, the Denon section of the museum, which also houses the rest of the Italian paintings and the great French nineteenth century canvases, as well as the great Italian and Classical sculptures. A relatively peaceful alternative would be to focus on the grand chronologies of French painting and sculpture.
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